The Commonwealth Bank has become the latest lender to jump on the rate cut bandwagon by announcing a number of cuts to it fixed home loan rates this morning which will come into effect immediately.
CommBank made cuts of between 10 and 30 basis points to a variety of its packaged and unpackaged fixed rate loans for both owner occupiers and investors making principal and interest repayments.
Some of the major changes included:
Fixed Rate (Wealth Package) owner occupier fixed rate cuts
• 3 year fixed rate: Reduced from 3.89% to 3.79% (4.98% comparison rate*)
• 4 year fixed rate: Reduced from 4.19% to 4.09% (5.00% comparison rate*)
• 5 year fixed rate: Reduced from 4.39% to 4.09% (4.94% comparison rate*)
Fixed Rate (Wealth Package) investor fixed rate cuts
• 2 year fixed rate: Reduced from 3.99% to 3.89% (5.54% comparison rate*)
• 3 year fixed rate: Reduced from 4.09% to 3.99% (5.44% comparison rate*)
• 5 year fixed rate: Reduced from 4.49% to 4.39% (5.39% comparison rate*)
The cuts may be welcome news to mortgage holders looking to fix their loans, as the largest 30 basis point reduction on the Fixed Rate (Wealth Package) 5 fixed term for owner occupiers making principal and interest repayments (based on a $400,000 loan) would save customers $4,260 over the five years.
CommBank wasn’t the only lender to announce a rate reduction though, with Bendigo Bank stating that it will cut variable rates on its Express Home Loan (by 10 basis points) and Basic Home Loan (20 basis points) from April 12, 2019.
The changes mean that the Bendigo Express Home Loan variable rate will sit at 3.79% (4.09% comparison rate*) while the Basic Home Loan rate will also be 3.79% (4.07% comparison rate*).
Recent fixed rate home loan cuts
According to the Mozo database, the Commonwealth Bank is just the latest lender to reduce its fixed rate offers, with 23 other providers having made cuts to at least one fixed rate home loan since the start of March.
Some of the notable recent fixed rate changes include:
Adelaide Bank: Made cuts ranging from 5 to 41 basis to its fixed rate products.
AMP: Cut between 13 and 87 basis points from select owner occupier and investor fixed rate loans.
CommBank: Slashed fixed rates for owner occupiers and investors between 10 and 30 basis points.
loans.com.au: Introduced a new 3 year fixed rate deal of 3.59% (3.89% comparison rate*) for owner occupiers.
NAB: Reduced a range of fixed rate home loans for both owner occupiers and borrowers with cuts from 5 to 34 basis points.
Suncorp: Made changes to 5 year fixed rate terms for both owner occupiers and investors ranging from 20 to 70 basis points.
Interested in comparing fixed rate home loans for yourself? Check out some of the great offers below, or head over to the Mozo fixed rate home loan comparison hub for even more deals.